The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq is pleading with the world community for help as he watches Christians being forced out of towns they inhabited for centuries, ancient monasteries being ransacked, and the water supply cut off from any town that resists the Islamist jihadi group ISIS.
Planned Parenthood has opted to defend itself for giving an award to a Colorado affiliate for performing a high number of abortions, a “death certificate” that shocked the world when it went viral a week ago.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled 2-1 that the IRS went too far in extending subsidies to individuals who buy insurance through federally run insurance exchanges, potentially eliminating subsidies that millions of Americans are depending upon in order to afford health insurance.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is expressing great concern about President Obama’s July 21 executive order which prohibits federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The usual low media coverage has been given to a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that discovered “intersex” fish in several key Pennsylvania waterways which are the result of pollution by chemicals such as those found in common birth control pills.
As news broke that the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ordered all Christians out of the Iraqi city of Mosul this weekend – allowing them to take nothing but the clothes on their backs – Pope Francis expressed deep sorrow and compassion for their plight.
President Barack Obama is planning to sign an executive order today that will prohibit discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, including many religious organizations who will now be forced to choose between federal contracts or violating their faith.
No one thought Miguel Parrondo would ever wake up. Involved in a serious car accident in which one person died, he lay in a coma for 15 years until one morning in 2002 when his eyes suddenly opened.
Many childless couples are only too happy to “adopt” embryos that are scheduled for destruction at fertility clinics, but one child born of such an unnatural “union” says knowledge of her origins has caused her nothing but pain in life.